Dorchester Collection joint CEOs
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Dorchester Collection appoints joint CEOs

Worldwide: Luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection has promoted current CEO Christopher Cowdray to president, with Helen Smith and Eugenio Pirri taking up the CEO position together.

Dorchester Collection to debut in Dubai
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Dorchester Collection to debut in Dubai next year

UAE: Opening Q4 2022, The Lana hotel in Dubai will be the region’s first Dorchester Collection property and the tenth worldwide. The three-story tower, designed by Foster + Partners, will feature 225 rooms and suites with interiors by Gilles and Boissier.  Amenities include an indoor-outdoor social lobby space, a pastry

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Dorchester Collection to host hospitality training academy

UK: The Dorchester Collection will launch a training academy in luxury services for third-party clients Dorchester Collection has announced plans to launch a training academy in luxury services in the hospitality industry. The academy will be headed by newly appointed global director Beth Aarons, who has been appointed to the

McGrath returns to The Dorchester
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McGrath returns to The Dorchester

Vincent McGrath has been appointed hotel manager of The Dorchester in London, arriving alongside Luca Virgilio the new general manager.

Rome Hotel Eden appoints GM
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Rome Hotel Eden appoints GM

Italy: Mirko Cattini has been named as general manager of Rome Hotel Eden by Dorchester Collection, effective 14 February 2022. Cattini is currently hotel manager of The Dorchester, London. In his new role in Rome, he will be taking over from Luca Virgilio who is moving to London as general

Expanding in the Middle East
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Expansion in the Middle East

It’s great to see some new hotel openings in the pipeline – a promising start to 2022 given that building materials and construction costs have been increasing. The Middle East in particular seems to be a hotspot for upcoming properties, with 25hours, Dorchester Collection, and General Hotel Management (GHM) all expanding